Tuesday, May 13, 2008


Thanks very much to Jan for putting together the closing banquet tonight. It was a great way to close out a successful season! I enjoyed myself this year and I hope you all did as well.

If you're worried about keeping yourself singing over the summer, have no fear! Even though the official season is over, there are still plenty of SLCA events to keep you busy throughout the next few months. I'll do my best to keep updating the blog with information about SCI sessions as they arise, and anything else that might be of interest, so keep checking in!

Thanks again, and I'll see you all in the fall!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Vocal Assessments

In case you forgot or missed the announcement, sign-ups for the Vocal Assessments were available at the concert last night. If you didn't sign up, I'm betting they'll also be at the banquet on Tuesday (but don't quote me on that). If they're not, or they are and you still forget to sign up, you should probably contact Judy Prawitt as soon as you can to get yourself on the list.

According to Judy, Chamber Choir members should sign up for the slots late in the summer, and all other members should sign up whenever else they can. Dr. Allred requests that as much as possible, we try to sign up in clusters, so he doesn't have, say, only one person on one night, or one person and then an hour break before the next.

Above all, don't be scared! Dr. Allred promises not to injure you.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Upcoming Schedule

There are a number of things to be aware of for the next couple of weeks--please make sure you've noted them on your calendar!

  • Tuesday, May 6

Rehearsal from 7:00-10:00 in Libby Gardner Hall.
Also, today is the last day to RSVP and pay for the closing banquet.

  • Friday, May 9

Dress rehearsal from 7:00-10:00 in Libby Gardner Hall.

  • Saturday, May 10

Concert at 7:30 in Libby Gardner Hall. Call is at 6:00 sharp! Be there dressed and ready to go. You may choose whether or not you want to use a black folder or just carry your score separately.

  • Monday, May 12

Deadline for Early Registration for Sessions 1 and 4 of the Summer Choral Institute.

  • Tuesday, May 13

Closing banquet at 7:00 at the Old Meeting House (4120 South Highland Drive).

Elijah news release

Today's Deseret News ran a press release about Elijah. A couple of highlights:

"Since Brady Allred became director, the Salt Lake Choral Artists have broadened their musical horizons significantly beyond what one would expect from a community organization.

"The ensemble has performed several large-scale works over the past few years, and it will add to its repertoire this weekend when it sings Felix Mendelssohn's 1846 oratorio 'Elijah' on Saturday in Libby Gardner Concert Hall. . . .

"And 'Elijah' certainly owes a great deal to the baroque. 'There is a strong Bach influence in it,' Allred said. 'It contains so much counterpoint and fugal writing, you have to know which parts to articulate. You have to know when a part is important and when it's not.'"

Read the whole thing here.